Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Management

Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Management

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By (author) A.R.E. Sinclair, By (author) John Fryxell, By (author) Graeme Caughley

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  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 488 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 240mm x 30mm | 898g
  • Publication date: 18 January 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1405107375
  • ISBN 13: 9781405107372
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 156
  • Sales rank: 72,226

Product description

The second edition of "Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management" provides a thorough introduction to general ecological principles and examines how they can be applied to wildlife management and conservation. Expanded and updated, this second edition includes new chapters on understanding ecosystems and the use of computer models in wildlife management. It gives a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of ecology including the latest theories on population dynamics and conservation. It reviews practical applications and techniques and how these can be used to formulate realistic objectives with in an ecological framework. Examples of real-life management situations from around the world provide a broad perspective on the international problems of conservation. Worked examples on CD enable students to practice calculations explained in the text. Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at website. An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Tony Sinclair is former Director of the Centre for Biodiversity Research at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Working in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa, on ecology and conservation projects for over 40 years, he also carries out research in Canadian subartic ecosystems, as well as being involved in conservation issues in Australia and New Zealand. Previous publications include: Wildlife Ecology (1994), African Buffalo (1977), Serengeti (1979), Serengeti II (1995), Serengeti III (forthcoming), and Conserving National Diversity (2000). John Fryxell is currently at the Department of Integrative Biology, at the University of Guelph, Canada, having previously worked at the University of British Columbia and as Wildlife Consultant for the Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. His current research focuses on the role of behavior in population and community dynamics of large mammals. He is the author of Individual behaviour and Community Dynamics (1998) and the forthcoming title Serengeti III with Tony Sinclair.

Review quote

"This book has one very interesting feature: it comes with a CD Rom complete with exercises and an evaluation copy of a mathematical calculating/drawing program called Mathcad... Overall, a comprehensive text, well designed, aimed at the more experienced student/conservationist." (Teaching Ecology Group Newsletter) "The scope of the book is broad and the subject matter logically presented and well-explained." (Bulletin of the British Ecological Society)

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This extensively revised new edition of "Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management" provides a succinct and clear introduction to general ecological principles, and then goes on to show how those principles can be applied to wildlife management and conservation. The unique feature of this book is that general ecology is explained first, allowing those students who do not have an ecology background to get to grips quickly with applications to real world situations. This said, the book is appropriate to both undergraduate and graduate classes in applied ecology, conservation, and natural resource management. The book will also be valuable to professional wildlife biologists in developing their research and management. This edition includes new chapters on foraging and on community and ecosystem ecology. Recent developments in the use of computer modelling are explored in several of the chapters and an overview of how to choose between different models is provided in a separate new chapter. An accompanying CD with worked examples allows students to develop skills in computer modelling and practical problem solving.

Table of contents

Preface. 1 Introduction. 2 Biomes. 3 Animals as individuals. 4 Population growth. 5 Dispersal, dispersion, and distribution. 6 Food and feeding. 7 The ecology of behavior. 8 Population regulation, fluctuation and competition within species. 9 Competition and facilitation between species. 10 Predation. 11 Consumer-resource dynamics. 12 Parasites and pathogens. 13 Communities and ecosystems. 14 Counting animals. 15 Experimental management. 16 Model evaluation and adaptive management. 17 Conservation in theory. 18 Conservation in practice. 19 Wildlife harvesting. 20 Wildlife control. References. Appendices. Index